Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo A/W 2018 opened on Monday, kicking off a six-day schedule of presentations showcasing the autumn/winter collections of 59 brands taking place primarily at Shibuya Hikarie and Omotesando Hills.
Nick Jonas and John Varvatos have launched a four-piece capsule collection featuring leather jackets and knitwear for "a modern man's day-to-day." Jonas will also model in the designer's upcoming runway show.
Westfield has reported a 1% hike in visitors to its London malls for the Christmas season and while that’s not a big leap, against a backdrop of lower footfall at malls, it’s actually a very strong performance.
One of the UK’s leading fashion events, Pure London, has announced the launch of a new Accessories Concept at the AW18 show in February. The new concept is a platform for young talent in footwear and accessories.
Springboard released its November footfall figures on Monday and they made less-than-encouraging reading as visitor traffic to stores rose marginally (by 0.2%) in a month when traffic should have picked up even more.
The UK fashion retail sector was pinning its hopes on Black Friday and the associated shopping days to rescue what has been a weak autumn season so far. But it doesn’t appear to have achieved that aim.
Black Friday may have been expected to deliver a major boost to UK fashion stores but not only did it not do that, the race to buy online and general consumer caution meant that early December was weak too.